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We found 7 hospitalists who accept Medicare near Ardmore, OK.

Dr. David Eugene Allen, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1011 14th Avenue Nw
Ardmore, OK
 

Dr. David Allen's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. Rebecca Leah Manevitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1011 14th Avenue Nw
Ardmore, OK
 

Dr. Rebecca Manevitz, who practices in Moore, OK and Ardmore, OK, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Manevitz is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. Mary Ann Venita Miranda Venita Miranda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1011 14th Avenue Nw
Ardmore, OK
 

Dr. Mary Ann Miranda's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Miranda graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For her professional training, Dr. Miranda completed a residency program at Hurley Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. She speaks Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. Wei Zhang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1011 14th Avenue Nw
Ardmore, OK
 

Dr. Wei Zhang is an Ardmore, OK physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Zhang is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Weifang Medical University, Dr. Zhang performed Dr. Zhang's residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. Kevin Haskell Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Ardmore, OK
 

Dr. Kevin Reed is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and adult critical care. He works in Ardmore, OK. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reed completed a residency program at the University Health System. Dr. Reed honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Reed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO and Mercy Memorial Health Center.

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Dr. Craig Michael Couvillon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1011 14th Avenue Nw
Ardmore, OK
 

Dr. Craig Couvillon's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Couvillon attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. William Blake Parsons, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1011 14th Avenue Nw
Ardmore, OK
 

Dr. William Parsons' medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Parsons is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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What is Hospital Medicine?

The specialty of hospital medicine emerged in the 1990s in response to a changing healthcare environment. Hospitals and insurance companies were trying to lower costs, and at the same time physicians were beginning to push back against the extremely long work hours they traditionally kept. Instead of paying every physician to be on-call all hours of the day for their patients at hospitals around the community, a service that was rarely used anyway, hospitals began to hire their own physicians and specialists to work exclusively at each building. These healthcare professionals treat patients on-site, providing care exclusively within their own hospital. Today, healthcare providers can specialize in hospital medicine, a specialty that focuses on the safety of patients as well as efficient management of hospital resources.

Hospital medicine is the name of the specialty, and it encompasses all providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Doctors who specialize in hospital medicine are sometimes called hospitalists. Hospitalists usually specialize in a specific medical field, for example OB/GYN, neurology, psychology, or pediatrics. An OB/GYN hospitalist, for example, offers women’s health care at a hospital. A pediatric hospitalist treats children at a hospital.

Hospital medicine offers many advantages not only for hospitals, but for patients and general physicians as well. It means there will always be a trained physician, awake and ready, at the hospital when needed. It increases teamwork and communication between the staff at a hospital if they work together daily and know each other well. It relieves pressure on other physicians who may have a demanding caseload in their office during the day or who work in rural areas far from the nearest hospital. As the use of complex medical technology increases, hospitalists become familiar with the systems in each building and can use it more effectively, increasing hospital safety and productivity.